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Forgotten Order of the Vinegaroons: Whipscorpion Biology, Husbandry, and Natural History
There is a large arachnid that eats scorpions and sprays acid. This amazing arthropod apex predator is the most significant arthropod predator in its range and yet few humans could answer a single question about it. Most people are not even aware that vinegaroons (or whipscorpions) exist. Although fearless monsters to other microfauna, and not so micro fauna, the whipscorpion is without venom and can hardly even pinch a human. These details-reproductive biology with representative photos of each stage discussed, morphological explanations including descriptive scanning electron micrographs, full husbandry explanations, select species accounts, and prey considerations-are presented here to bring light to every aspect of this heretofore forgotten arachnid order. This is the first book ever devoted to the order of the vinegaroons and the only full-length treatment of this order in the history of the written word. Never again should the vinegaroons be forgotten.
134pp. color throughout. Hardcover.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Breeding the World's Largest Living Arachnid: Amblypygid Biology, Natural History, and Captive Husbandry
What arachnologist worth his salt could forget the arachnid with a two-foot legspan? The Order Amblypygi not only contains world record species, but also some of the most improbable and unbelievable looking members of the Class Arachnida. Otherwise known as whipspiders, these creatures appear to have been formed in the deep recesses of a human nightmare, and yet are the only large arachnids that are entirely harmless to humans. Predatory whipspiders display advanced social behaviors and externally visible reproductive biology of immense complexity. This text presents cutting edge biological details, supporting Scanning Electron Micrographs, and unparalleled captive reproduction information with photographic documentation.
210pp. color throughout. Hardcover.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Whipscorpions and Whipspiders: Culturing Gentle Monsters
Includes anatomy, courtship and reproduction, feeding and species lists.
40pp. +2 color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Scorpions, Windscorpions, Pseudoscorpions Culturing Ancient Arachnids
Chapters include feeding, captive habitats, reproduction for these three spectacular arachnid orders.
40pp. +2 color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Giant Tarantulas The Enthusiast's Handbook
Includes anatomy, breeding, eggsac care, spiderling care and species list.
48pp. +8 color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Isopods in Captivity Terrarium Clean-up Crews

This is the first and only text devoted entirely to isopods and their husbandry. Also known as pillbugs, armadillo bugs, woodlice, and potato bugs, these handsome crustaceans have worked their way into the hearts of terrarium keepers for excellent cleaning abilities, feeder use, and the growing array of handsomely colored cultivars. Welcome to the new world of Isopods. Color photos back cover, 2 color plates.
44pp. Paperback.
Author: O.McMonigle

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Pillbugs & Other Isopods

Information to come.
The pillbug and its relatives are beloved the world over by children-in this text they get their due for adults. Spectacular cultivars and amazing species represent an often forgotten group of backyard arthropods. In recent years the beautiful peach pillbug, zebra armadillo-bug, and Dalmatian isopod, among others, have burst on the scene in a growing hobby. Their use as feeders for herps and invertebrates combined with spectacular clean-up crew attributes for terrariums and paludariums may be the main assets of the isopod, but after learning about these spectacular beauties, their simple husbandry, and historical cultivation, the child inside may fall in love again. 104pp. Hardcover.

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The Complete Guide to Rearing the Eastern Hercules Beetle

Detailed information on egg laying, larval care, feeding, pupation, etc. B/W photos throughout. Expanded sections including pictures and rearing information for Strategus, Megasoma, Phileurus, and other rhinoceros beetles. Color photos back cover, 2 color plates.
40pp. Paperback.
Author: O.McMonigle


 
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The Complete Guide to Rearing Darkling Beetles

Chapters on keeping adults, mealworms, pupation, substrate, etc. B/W photos throughout. Species information on mealworm beetles including Eleodes, Asbolus, Prionotheca, Tenebrio and other darkling beetles. Color photos back cover, 2 color plates.
40pp. Paperback.
Author: O.McMonigle

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The Complete Guide to Rearing Flower and Jewel Scarabs
Egg laying, feeding, pupation, species lists and more for the beautiful Cetoniinae and Rutelinae scarabs.
44pp. +2 color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle
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The Complete Guide to Rearing The Rainbow Scarab and Other Dung Beetles
This guide to dung beetle husbandry is the sixth in the complete guide to rearing beetles series. The text covers background, captive husbandry, trapping and collecting, food and bait, other dung beetle species, and behavior with concentration on the beautiful Phanaeus vindex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae).
40pp. +2 color plates. Paperback.
Author: S. Barney & O. McMonigle
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The Complete Guide to Rearing the Elephant Stag Beetle
and Other Stags
Rearing techniques for stags from around the world with emphasis on Lucanus elephus. 2 color plates 
Author: O.McMonigle

 
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The Ultimate Guide to Breeding Beetles, Coleoptera Laboratory Culture Methods.   This is the ultimate expression of the complete guide to breeding beetles series which compiles the complete guide to breeding beetle books into a single large format, full color manual. The text includes updates to the rhinoceros, flower, stag, jewel, dung, darkling guides and a new chapter on less commonly kept groups like diving, carrion, tiger, bess, glowworm, and click beetles. 206 pages. More than 300 color photos. Hardcover.
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For the Love of Rhinoceros and Stag Beetles, Second Edition
Softcover book set with cardboard sleeve (center of photo). This book covers a variety of Scarabs and Stags and has more information and more photos than the first edition (Lai and McMonigle), including two new authors (Ping and Meier).  
Authors: J. Lai, K.H. Ping, O. McMonigle, K. Meier.
Out of Stock. Replaced by above.

 


 

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Allpet Roaches: Care and Identification Handbook for the Pet and Feeder Cockroaches
Information on breeding pet cockroaches. Identification list with 
over 60 species discussed and pictured. B/W photos and 4 color plates.
41pp. Paperback.
Author: R.Willis & O.McMonigle

 
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Giant Centipedes The Enthusiast's Handbook
Includes biology and background, reproduction, rearing, species list and more.
44pp. +4 color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle

 
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Giant Millipedes The Enthusiast's Handbook
Breeding manual for giant round millipedes and more.
44pp. +2 color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Millipeds in Captivity
Diplopodan husbandry and reproductive biology.
122pp. Color photos throughout. Hardcover.
Author: O. McMonigle with contributions by R. L. Hoffman
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Praying Mantids Keeping Aliens
Information on keeping and breeding praying mantids as pets. Sections on live foods, oothecae, mating, the mantis garden, US mantids, and exotic mantids. 2nd edition.
44pp. 2 Color plates. Paperback.
Author: O. McMonigle, A.Lasebny

 
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New Mantis Textbook!

Keeping the Praying Mantis
Prepare to be enchanted with an in-depth and up-close view of the most loved of all invertebrates, the praying mantis! Keeping the Praying Mantis is a huge resource designed to give mantis enthusiasts every tool needed for feeding, housing, and rearing these magical (almost mythological) creatures. Details on their biology, relationship with man over the ages, behavior, and captive husbandry will give you a solid foundation for successfully keeping fascinating species from around the world. From ant mimics and unicorn mantids to Devil's flower, orchid, and ghost mantids, there are species to entice every insect hobbyist.
204pp. Color throughout. Hardcover.
Author: O. McMonigle
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Ghosts of the Trees, Walkingsticks and Leaf-insects
Phasmid enthusiast handbook, includes sections on growing and choosing foodplants, winter feeding, molting, fertilization, native US phasmid list and more.
44pp. Paperback.
Authors: O.McMonigle & P.Clausen

 
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Assassins Bugs, Waterscorpions and Other True Bugs
Contains chapters detailing captive propagation of Giant Water Bugs, Waterscorpions, Assassin Bugs, Seed Bugs, Stink/Plant Bugs and more! Full of b/w photos. Color photos back cover. Softbound.
Author: O.McMonigle

 
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Invertebrates for Exhibition, Insects, Arachnids, and Other Invertebrates Suitable for Display in Classrooms, Museums, and Insect Zoos
This text includes display and husbandry details for various invertebrates commonly employed in invertebrate education. Vampire crabs, millipedes, rhinoceros beetles, whipspiders, centipedes, red-eyed devil katydids, terrestrial isopods are just a few of the items covered. More than 200 color photos, 146 pages. Hardcover.
Author: O.McMonigle
$33.95 plus $5.00 for priority shipping within USA. shipping outside of US . US Dollars only.

 
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In-depth articles on tarantulas, praying mantids, rhinoceros beetles, butterflies, slugs, roaches and all the beautiful smaller denizens of our world. This is the singular magazine dedicated to promotion of the hobby and offering a forum for the invertebrate enthusiast.
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ACS Publication!

American Cockroach Society Special Publication 1
Contains articles by cockroach enthusiasts including cockroach history, Nauphoeta feeding response, eleven years of Macropanesthia, Giant Cave Cockroaches and bat guano, and the Australian.
Authors: Baker, Bjerggaard, Connell, Jorgensen, Kandilian, McMonigle.
Out of print. Please submit articles for future publication 2 through here or roachforum.com.

 


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